Treat Your Car like Royalty

Car maintenance after the first few months of purchasing a car sees an impending decrease as most car owners are distracted by more pressing responsibilities. Don’t forget though, your car is with you every step of every day. Here’s what your car truly deserves.

Air-freshner

You can never regret investing in an air freshner for your car. It could be a dumping ground (which ideally it shouldn’t be, especially after reading this article) but a good smell can be one good thing to look forward to when taking your car out for drives. You can have a simple deodorizer hanging from the rearview mirror and it can be any smell you would prefer.

Tighten the loose change

Don’t leave anything hanging around – literally and metaphorically. It starts with a coin and while a treasure hunt is super fun to engage in, digging under the seats for spare change when you want to pay for a toll booth or when you finally engage in the Friday cleaning is the least desirable outcome. Getting an empty plastic container is the least worrisome activity; we humans have made sure of that. While objectively this is a bad thing, subjectively reusing an empty container works out both in the short and long run.

Knock the shoes off

We don’t mean literally, that would just increase the mess. We mean giving your shoes a good, well-meaning, still-stay-on-the-feet tap that allows the accumulated dirt to fall off to a certain extent. Dirty shoes mean dirty floor mat and a variety of smells that you do not want your worst enemies to be subjected to after a hot summer day. Regularly change your floor mats, if they are disposable, or put them through a cleaning regime as well to maintain your car.

Seat covers

Seat covers can never be a luxury, especially if you are a parent and own children and/or pets. Consider those materials that are easy to clean stains off and always make sure they are covered after a pool visit. Clean your seats as well with a simple vacuuming process that sucks most dirt and anything that manages to get in the nooks and corners as well as the crevices, which shouldn’t surprise any car owner at this point, but it still does.

I mean – how is that chip there? How is there a pin there when you especially didn’t need one?

You need a car kit

We cannot stress this point more than yelling it off random rooftops, hence the blog. Keep a care kit of essential items; this can vary depending on the type of person using the car and your daily routine. The families with young children and pets find this tactic most useful and convenient, especially if the parents have jobs. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is almost mandatory to forget certain essentials and whine about your bad luck. Well, you can save the whining for the capitalist forces sucking out the humanity of the world with a simple car kit that must be maintained and updated regularly. No expired sunscreen, please – you might as well have none.

Clean those air vents

If this is the 10th website you are visiting on efficient car cleaning, then this will be the 10th time that you will be seeing this point. Keep a foam brush handy, they are most efficient in maintaining clean air vents, which must be done on a regular basis. You do not want the dust to accumulate and cause breathing problems to the regular inhabitants of the care, or worse, decide to handle the mess on a Friday night and having to witness the mess that you so carefully postponed indefinitely until then.

A temporary trash can

A DIY trash can – we definitely are pointing to a plastic cover – or an empty container that is sturdy and can handle liquid messes as well is a must in every car of any type of individual. This eases your cleaning processes by a great percentage and simplifies your workload by just taking out the trash and ensuring no large-sized wrappers continue their existence within the confines of your car; yes, that McDonald’s wrapper.

Cleaning Hacks – windows and headlights

Remove any unwanted stickers by using a hair dryer pointed long enough to soften the glue and remove the patch. Toothpaste will help greatly in removing the old look and yellowing fade of your headlights. Coffee filters go a long way for removing the accumulated dust. Water and vinegar are enough for seat stains.

Feel new

For the new car smell, all you need is 2 cups baking soda, at least 10 drops of a good-smelling essential oil gathered together in a bag till the baking soda absorbs the oil. Sprinkle some of the mixture on your carpets and let it sit for half an hour before vacuuming up.

War Zones

Every war has its zones, commanders and soldiers. Your car needs this, too. For organizational purposes, keep the driver’s area exceptionally reformed and neat with minimal clutter and any other object as well. The passengers’ area can afford more content for the purposes of tending to the needs of the respective inhabitants, albeit in a tidy manner and kept organized for more than the minute it took to settle it down in the first place. The last zone becomes more important as the storage area – this must be demarcated as well for all errands such as shopping and impromptu events such as beach trips to run smoothly.

A dash of clean

A clean dashboard is a visually appealing dashboard and all that requires is a touch of Vaseline. A touch means a touch, please do not apply a heavy coat of Vaseline and expect it to be shiny and smooth – there is a heavy difference between crisp and loaded with grease. Clean off the existing dust and brush a barely-there coat of Vaseline and brush that off with a rag as well.

8 Musical Movies That Are Way Too Good

Movies, by themselves, are irresistible. Events unraveling towards a satisfying ending with a few pointers towards moral lessons, emotions and general dilemmas keep the audience hanging. Add a well-directed musical among movie genres and you can be rest assured that the viewers will be engaged partly by the musical scores. If you still have old movies CD, but your latest TV Doesn’t supports it. You might require TV DVD Combo, which you could buy. We are here to appeal to you about the next part – how well the music melds with a storyline that keeps you strapped to the seat, in a need to consume more.

Les Miserables

Set in 19th century France, this musical deserves every bit of praise and tears it receives on a regular basis. The musical, based on the novel of the same name, narrates the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict trying to find his place in the society after the French Revolution and finding his destiny with a child while being hunted down by his past in the form of Inspector Javert. It talks about the importance of recognizing every individual’s suffering, the mis-judgement society offers freely, and how such different tones of persecution should inspire humans to come together, sympathize and empathize to find their way together.

Oliver!

A British musical drama based on Charles Dicken’s book, the film effortlessly conveys the timeless tale into a musical fantasy. In search of ‘Food, Glorious Food’, Oliver’s mistreatment begins from asking for more to eat to attempting to survive at the hands of various irresponsible adults under the historical background of Victorian England. The musical aspires towards, and succeeds at, appealing towards a wide range of audience with its respect towards the original classic, the bright and cheerful songs, the striking innocence of the children and Oliver Twist in particular and the simple ending that earned the musical 6 Oscars.

The Phantom of The Opera

This musical is widely revered for tackling the passions of human emotions to great extents and showcasing the willingness of humans to commit acts of gruesome violence for the sake of love and revenge. It plays with the morality of human consciousness and the gray area of the same when human emotions come to the center stage. So when the Phantom kills two innocent individuals in his attempts to get at Christine, the apparent love of his life – what justifies the act? In this manner, the Phantom brings forward society’s cruel reaction towards seeing a damaged exterior and failing to see the goodness inside. An individual this contrasting in terms of talent, shrewdness and desperation in expressing emotions brings a fresh perspective to the viewer’s intellectual side.

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman requires no pre-requisite reasoning or a deeply invested reasoning for watching, or even re-watching. It is a completely feel-good musical that yearns at the 5-year old in you to believe in the fairness of the world and wants to break into a dance routine every time a monumental event happens. Hugh Jackman could do no more justice to his role in believing the best of everything, including complete faith in his capabilities to make it and ensure his family is proud and taken care of. Each role and each established actor provide a performance that would not be easily forgotten that culminate into a well-meaning moral lesson of not letting your success get to your head.

The Sound of Music

No introductions are necessary for this classic and no individual, even someone who claims to have not had any exposure to entertainment, would have missed this musical dream. Julie Andrews as a lead has never disappointed, and still doesn’t in this creation with her enthusiasm, her deep care and concern for the children under her care and a chaste romance that leaves all viewers with a flutter in their heart. Taking her place as a governess to the children under her care, Andrews transforms the role of Maria into an absolute delight, bringing out the characteristics and appealing attributes of each of the Von Trapp children and easing the rules and regulations of the household.

Cinderella

No, not the animated film – this version instead comes with a welcome cultural twist that spoke of inclusivity, magic and the power of dreams. With Whitney Houston as the fairy godmother and constant encouragement, this musical film could ask for no more but still delivers on the optimistic storyline.

Brandy Norwood’s innocent and optimistic portrayal of Cinderella who attempts to stand her own to her relatives is the motivation all young girls look forward to. The film’s subtle push towards being true to yourself and who you are rings throughout the storyline towards finding love that lasts more than a lifetime.

Fiddler on the Roof

This musical film beautifully tackles key questions and worries faced by the Jewish community at that time period. The patriarch of the film, Tevye, is the father of five daughters and gives his best efforts towards preserving the cultural and religious traditions of a typical Jewish household. However, his daughters are strong-willed woman who allow themselves to be equally influenced by external forces and command a say in their choice of partners. This, along with other circumstantial changes, causes Tevye great anxiety in taking decisions impacting the future of the household. His frequent conversations and queries with God, and simultaneously with the audience, force the viewers to think about the fear of being trapped under an identity instead of being considered a mere human.

Chicago

Two powerful women sensations that brought forward the true meaning of ‘femme fatale’ and provided life to Velma and Roxie as power-hungry and driven by their need for more and better – a storyline like this requires no further advertisement. The musical was based on a 1926 play written by a reporter of Chicago Tribune, Maurine Watkins. The female leads display how any event can be taken out of context to propel to stardom in an arena where the most gruesome rumors attract the greatest audience, as Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly engage in this dangerous dance.